Recently, people have been screaming about a strangely antiquated and sexist job post made its way onto LinkedIn.
The offensive comment was one sentence, at the bottom of the job description. We’re rolling our eyes as we prepare to type it this very moment.
“Please note that the Position requires filling in the responsibilities of a receptionist, so female candidates are preferred.”
Um. We’re sorry. Excuse us? Did we read that right? Maybe we just accidentally left our Crazy Glasses on this morning and forgot to put on our This Is 2015, Get With It contact lenses.
There are so many things astoundingly wrong with this seemingly simple call for candidates to fulfill the position of a content writer and search engine optimization specialist. Was the HR department in the middle of a Mad Men marathon binge when they wrote this ad? Are they aware Mad Men is not a reality show?